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Press Photos for our 2016 Season

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Announcing the 2016 Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert lead a royal waltz at Fezziwig's Dance Party - and all are invited to join the fun!
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

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Sounds of raucous merriment draw the adventuresome soul to sing along with bawdy favorites at Mad Sal's Music Hall Revue.
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Romance blooms in the parlour at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Get a jump on the Yuletide season with rousing entertainments, feasting, shopping & celebrating at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Bring your appetite when you visit the Great Dickens Christmas Fair - there is ever so much to eat and drink, including delicious HMS Fish 'N Chips.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Participatory theater and variety acts are just some of the endless amusements at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Robin Fadtke

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Father Christmas holds forth daily on the Father Christmas Stage, inviting all good children to join him for a lasting holiday photo memento.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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The Spirit of Christmas Present brings Yuletide cheer to one and all - including Ebenezer Scrooge - at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: Robin Fadtke

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100 beautifully decorated shops offer one-of-a-kind unique artisan treasures for perfect Christmas gifting.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Meet characters from Dickens' famous novel Oliver Twist, including Bet, the Artful Dodger, and young Oliver himself!
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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The illustrious author Charles Dickens gives spellbinding readings from his novels each day of the Fair at the Dickens Family Parlour.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

Dickens Fair Photography by Rich Yee

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Music and dance abound at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Rooty toot tuit, that's the way you do it! Meet Mr. Punch and his lovely wife Judy at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Victorian chimneysweeps come to life at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair with a host of other colorful characters from the novels and times of Charles Dickens.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Jacob Marley, who urges the old miser to change his ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Scenes from A Christmas Carol and other Dickens novels are enacted daily at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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At Fezziwig's Dance Party at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, all are invited to join in the dance, with lively reels, jigs, polkas and waltzes.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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More raffish patrons may enjoy the "high life" to be found at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House, at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Proper young ladies have their hair beautifully braided at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Raise a toast with Champagne Charlie & the girls at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House!
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Manly men vie for audience applause in the infamous Broadside Music Hall Revue.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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True love triumphs over evil deeds in a rousing melodrama at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Youngsters may create their very own 'fairy homes' in the Fairy House Activity Area at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Four authentic English pubs - and the Bohemian Absinthe Bar - serve up hearty Christmas cheer at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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A young Victorian beauty is glimpsed among the winding lanes of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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A young shopkeeper offers Victorian reproductions and other unique gifts at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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The 'Tavistock House' at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers a view into a working Victorian kitchen.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Young painters may decorate their very own Christmas ornaments at the Children's Painting Garden, one of many engaging activities at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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The bold beauties of Le Can-Can Bijou excite their audience with petticoat-flashing high kicks at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
 

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From savory, flaky meat pies to scrumptious chocolate delights, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers a delicious variety of tempting treats!
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Good children share their holiday wishes with kind, jolly Father Christmas at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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The Mad Hatter's in charge at 'Teatime with Alice & Friends', daily on the Father Christmas Stage at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee
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Make way for the Queen! Smartly uniformed soldiers lead young Queen Victoria and her Royal Consort Prince Albert through the streets of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
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Over 100 beautifully decorated shops at the Fair offer unique holiday treasures such as Victorian reproductions, romantic clothing & accessories, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

Dickens Fair Photography by Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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What's your fancy guv'ner? Visit one of the 5 traditional pubs at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair to enjoy draft ales, wine, and champagne, or wrap your hands around a Hot Buttered Rum, Irish coffee, or Hot Toddy.

Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia
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Music and dance from around the world grace the Silk Road Stage at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, where you might hear caroling one moment, and see lively Irish, Middle Eastern, or Morris dancing the next.

Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia
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Share a toast to the Season with Charles Dickens himself! The Great Dickens Christmas Fair's 5 authentic pubs offer port, ales, wine, champagne, hot buttered rum, and sodas and other cold drinks.

Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia
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An enterprising Victorian lad at the Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop, which offers a collection of unique bindings, poetry and antique maps. Over 100 unique shops at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offer one-of-a-kind treasures.

Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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Dark Garden Corsetry at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair specializes in corsets both bespoke and ready-to-wear, for people of all shapes and sizes, in an extensive array of colors, fabrics and leathers.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, characters from Oliver Twist and other Charles Dickens novels come to life on stage and in the streets! Here, young Oliver looks on while the Artful Dodger and Nancy hatch a plot.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia


Dickens Fair Photography by Amy Hart

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A helpful Victorian shopgirl helps a patron try on one of the fantastic feather creations at PiumaMia, one of over 100 shops at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair offering one-of-a-kind unique treasures.

Photo credit: Amy Hart
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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair's over 100 shops are nearly all hosted by the artisans themselves, including Fiddles 'N Such, where Steve Joynes demonstrates his craft.
Photo credit: Amy Hart
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Meow! Rowr! Squeak! Finely handcrafted leather masks at Peekaboo-Masks, one of over 100 shops at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, invite fairgoers to join in the holiday spirit of play and adventure.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, young wizards-in-training receive a lesson on proper wand comportment from Gary Hall, proprietor of Whirlwind Magic Wands.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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It's always teatime at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair! Enjoy a nice pot of tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and delightful desserts at Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe. Reservations for 4 p.m. High Tea are recommended, and may be made directly at the Tea Shoppe, or online before visiting the Fair.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Bring your appetite when you visit the Great Dickens Christmas Fair! There is ever so much to eat and drink, including hot roasted chestnuts served straight from the oven in a traditional paper cone.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Join the ladies and gentlemen of the Corinthian Rose Sporting Club at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, as they open their doors in the holiday spirit and instruct everyone who visits in the classical art of fencing, one of the most popular sports of the Victorian era.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Fairies and urchins cavort at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, where a daily fairy parade flits through the streets, delighting passersby and sweeping them up in the holiday spirit.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Pick your favorite safari animal for an adventurous ride on the hand-made, hand-powered Children's Carousel at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair!

Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Grace Morgan of Dancing Flame Candles demonstrates the art of candle dipping and carving for entranced passersby. Shops at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair host demonstrations of various crafts.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Lodema the Potter demonstrates her craft to curious youngsters at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. The Fair's unique shops are nearly all presided over by the artisans themselves, who can answer any questions about their handcrafted wares.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

 

Dickens Fair Photography by Beppe Sabatini

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The bespoke artistry of Dark Garden's unique corsetry is on display in Tableaux Vivantes of bewitchingly lifelike mannequins.
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

Enjoy Teatime with Alice of Wonderland & friends at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

The working Victorian kitchen near the Dickens Family Parlour
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

Traveling musicians Rats in the Haggis entertain fairgoers
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

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Father and daughter enjoy Yuletide merriment in fancy togs at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini


Beguiling passersby, a mannequin at the famed Dark Garden Corsetiere enthralls with the promise of music.
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

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Mrs Micawber, a character created by Charles Dickens, has quite a real encounter with Steam Man, created by none other than the estimable Professor Flockmocker.
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

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Mr Micawber (from David Copperfield) and Jarndyce (from Bleak House) admire Dancing Flame Candles, one of over 100 shops filled with unique handcrafted treasures.
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

 


Featured photography by Raymond Van Tassel, www.raymondvantassel.com.

For high-resolution images of Raymond's photos below, please contact Amanda Sanow at ajs@sanowdesign.com.

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Raffish nightlife at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair! Sing along to rowdy favorites at Mad Sal's in the Broadside Music Hall Revue, in which comic artistes deliver side-splitting bawdy songs.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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The grand Victoria & Albert Bijou Music Hall at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair presents a wealth of entertainments for adults and children.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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Father Christmas hears the wishes of all good girls and boys at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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Enjoy lively English country dance music at the Dickens Christmas Fair, with reels, jigs, polkas and waltzes. Join in the dance!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Father Christmas and Alice
Father Christmas himself holds court beside a great toy-bedecked tree, jovially inviting young lads and lasses to join him for a lasting holiday photo memento.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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The mysterious Ghost of Christmas Past guides Ebenezer Scrooge through Yuletide scenes from his childhood. Will miserly Scrooge learn the true meaning of Christmas? Find out at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Christmas Pantomime
The Gingerbread Man may have met his match in the wild and wooly Christmas Pantomime!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria, along with members of her family, may be glimpsed at the Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Preparing for High Tea
A maid prepares for High Tea at Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe, where patrons may enjoy exquisite scones and tasty tea sandwiches (reservations required for High Tea).
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Victorian Maid
The Dickens Christmas Fair features over 100 costumed vendors, many of whom return year after year to sell their wares at the Fair.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Visit Mad Sal's Dockside Aiehouse for the high-kicking Can-Can and slightly scandalous songs!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel


Old Father Christmas carefully attends  to the heartfelt holiday wishes of all good girls and boys, daily on the Father Christmas Stage.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Members of the Military are made to feel most welcome at the Fair!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel


You may meet Bob Cratchit & son Tiny Tim, as well as other characters escaped from the works of Charles Dickens, in the winding lanes of old London Town.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Christmas Pantomime
Oyez, Oyez! Theatrical delights abound at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Father Christmas and Baby
The young - and young at heart - may tell Old Father Christmas their holiday wishes.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Teatime at the Dickens Fair need not be a staid affair; it can be exciting indeed, depending upon one's companions.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Can-Can at Mad Sals
See the high-kicking ladies of Can-Can Bijou at Mad Sal's Dockside Alehouse!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Family Fun
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is fun for the whole family!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel
Cheers Trio
Raise a toast in one of five authentic pubs offered on site!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Theatre magic! A classic Christmas pantomine literally leaps off the stage.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Our delightful Can-Can Dancers show their skill.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

 Dickens Character Portraiture by Joshua Ets-Hokin
Queen Victoria Tiny Tim
Chimney Sweep  

More Press Photos

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A young lad shares Christmas wishes with Old Father Christmas himself!

Photo credit: Howard Gold
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A happy trip on the Safari carousel.
Photo Credit: Bevan Iredale
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Father Christmas and Boy
Father Christmas and a young fan share some Christmas cheer

Photo credit: Howard Gold
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The intrepid Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of finding the perfect Christmas present.

Photo credit: Randi Beach
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Father Christmas alights in his carriage to bring Christmas cheer to all good girls and boys.

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3 of our lovies!

Photo Credit: Bevan Iredale
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Visitors to Old London Town may view pottery created before their very eyes by skilled artisan Lodema Epperson.

Photo credit: Howard Gold
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Hamming it up in the
Cheapside Music Hall

Christmas Extravaganza.
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Charles Dickens -- himself! -- reads scintillating selections from his popular novels.

Photo credit: Howard Gold
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